Shepherds of Independence, 1400 Morgan St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 732-6351 or (616) 813-4035


There are many opportunities for you to give of your time and expertise to support Shepherds of Independence…


Resident Visitor

santaShepherds of Independence is looking for Resident Visitors to become companions for their mentally and/or physically disabled residents. Most of the residents are without friends or family members to support them and could use a volunteers company. A Resident Visitor can sit and chat with someone, go for a walk, play a game, or plan an activity with a group, such as baking or arts and crafts! The possibilities are up to you! There is no training requirement for this position; however, we are looking for friendly, creative individuals to help out. Volunteers must be outgoing and like to work with others! Hours are flexible!



 Maintenance/Handyman for Housing Facility

villamariaShepherds of Independence is looking for volunteers to help with maintenance and repairs at its two housing facilities, Villa Rose and Villa Lucia. Work will include interior painting, day to day repairs as they arise, and some small projects. Hours for this position are flexible. Volunteers should be neat, outgoing, and have strong maintenance skills. They must also like to paint!




Food Pickup and Delivery for Mentally and/or Physically Disabled

buildingShepherds of Independence is looking for volunteers to pick up food donations from area businesses and deliver these items to its facility. Donations have already been arranged by time and location, we simply need help picking them all up! Volunteers will assist with picking up goods and helping unload and store them at the facility. Residents at Shepherds of Independence will help with unloading and storage. Volunteers must have their own vehicle and a reliable driving record. They must be familiar with the Grand Rapids area, especially the near northwest side. Volunteers should also be able to lift at least 30 lbs.